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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:41 PM

Thanks rga... and she drew 1 of 2 tags on random first choice, not preference draw. She lost her one point that she had and has a chance to draw again in 12-14 years. Could be a twice in a lifetime hunt for her. I'll be lucky to draw even with max points.

We,re gonna have to go look at some muzzle loaders this weekend, those fancy outdoor stores have nice cold air conditioning, perfect activity for temps over 100.

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:47 AM

did you get that muzzleloader yet ??????

if you get it at bass pro shop in rocklin or mantica , dont forget to ask if they have training classes .

ive heard cabelas stores do so maybe they do 



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:05 PM

Heading to bass pro now... we'll see what they have and how well it fits, may have to get her a youth model.

I did get myself a new bear archery authority bow this week too. The countdown has begun for a-zone.

July 8th is the opener.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

Ended up getting her the Thompson's Center Impact because she likes the way it shoulders and it also has a 1 inch removable spacer in the stock for smaller framed hunters. Maybe my son will get drawn for a ml hunt and I can pull the spacer for him.

Gonna be gathering accessories in the following weeks. Then site it in.

In the meantime I'm gonna chase some A-zone bucks with the bow.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 06:47 AM

thats nice and you have lots of time to get accessories 

be real careful practicing and shooting , have water close 

AND NO SHOOTING NEAR DRY GRASS 

this is a small news paper pic of my brother shooting his .54 hawkin at a rondezvous . he using goex black powder and patched round ball and you can see that rifle spit fire . 

patched round ball shooting sends an almost burning patch downrange about 30 feet and we have had small fires at rondy's lots and lots . we have water buckets at almost every rondy site at almost every target to put out fires . 

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:22 AM

What if I'm shooting ml at a buck that's standing in dry grass?

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

hunting bullets , sabot or powerbelt dont spit fire as bad cause no patch 

 just make sure you stay and try to watch around your shooting spot a few minutes . 



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:22 AM

Saw 6 bucks on a little evening drive near my house yesterday. Nothing huge and all on private land but just shows that they are still up and active during daylight hours despite the moon phase and 100+ degree temp.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:04 PM

i see lots around my hunt area before season also 

but as soon as season opens they all start their vacation and head out of state  :P



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 02:51 PM

We'll see what happens in the morning

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 09:34 AM

Sat it out all day yesterday at a water hole, saw 5 does including one with a blue ear tag and gps neck collar. Tried to get a pic but kinda blurry. U may be able to see the tag on a computer screen but can see the collar on cell phones size screen.
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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:47 PM

tagged deer usually are transplants and GPS collar says they tracking to see where it goes after transplanting . 



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Posted 09 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

just ordered another night vision monocular . my old one busted a few years back when my brother looked at bright light with it turned on 

sightmark ghost hunter night vision monocular 4x50  thru cabelas 

its backordered of coarse and still waiting on more info 

if it takes more than 30 days then i will order a different one 



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 07:00 AM

starting july 13 , there is now campfire restrictions in klamath national forest and six rivers national forest . 

didnt see any notice for mendocino or shasta trinity forests yet 



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

just got night vision in mail 

time to test it and check it out 

might need to hit natl. forest soon to check out night life 



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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:04 PM

just saw fire restrictions in shasta trinity and mendocino natl. forests are now in effect 

its all political when they start restrictions cause they dont want anyone using the forests or camping in them 

unless you pay for camp ground site , then you can have fires 



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:28 PM

Plan on doing a little night hunting to get your meat this year bbh?

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:51 AM

not that kind of night vision 

its a cheap hand held monocular 

only 300$ 

cannot see your hands or any gun your holding . but great for viewing things 50 feet or 100 yards away or farther 



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:52 PM

Ya my dad was into that sort of stuff when I was like 13... never did it help us bag any game

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 02:11 PM

NORTH COAST, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management this week initiated emergency target shooting restrictions on public lands managed by the Ukiah Field Office in Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Yolo, Colusa, Glenn and Solano counties due to high fire potential. 

Shooting is still allowed for hunting, the BLM reported.

The agency said temporary restriction will remain in place until fire dangers subside.






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